Late Liliane Bettencourt was the owner and principal shareholder of beauty cosmetics giants L'Oreal. She had a net worth of $40 billion to $46 billion in 2017 at the time of death.
Bettencourt enjoyed her life to the fullest and was known for an expensive lifestyle.
Lavish Lifestyle Of Liliane Bettencourt
Bettencourt is known for her lavish lifestyle. She lived her life like the queen she was. At the time of her death, she was the proud owner of several properties and estates, like:
1. Brittany House: The house was built in the 1920s by her father, Eugene Schueller. A colonnaded villa features in 3.6 acres boasting 25 rooms, a tennis court, and a swimming pool.
2. Neuilly-sur-Seine Mansion: The million dollars worth accommodation is located on the bank of the river Seine. The Modern style mansion was built back in 1951 in a wealthy Paris neighborhood.
The manor was constructed after the marriage of Liliane Bettencourt and Andre Bettencourt.
Besides that, Liliane Bettencourt also owned an island. She was the owner of D'Arros Island in Seychelles worth $60 million. The oval-shaped island is 2 km long and 990 meters wide.
Bettencourt bought the isle in 1998 from the prince Shahram Pahlavi Nia of Iran.
Apart from her multi-million dollar real estate, she possessed the paintings worth more than €20 million ($22 million). She is reported to have the painting collection by painters like Picasso, Chirico, Matisse, Juan Miro, and Braque, among other famous painters.
Indeed, the billionaire is assumed to have a posh car collection. However, she does not have a lavish car collection.
She only owned a car Mercedes Benz which is worth between $89 thousand to $2 million.
One Of The Richest Women In The World-Late Liliane Bettencourt
Liliane Bettencourt was estimated to have a net worth of around $46 billion at the time of her death, according to Celebrity Net Worth. In contrast, another site including The Richest claimed her fortune to be around $42.3 billion.
With her massive wealth, Bettencourt was named the richest woman on the planet. She also ranked #1 on the list of the wealthiest person in France and the 11th wealthiest in the overall world.
After the inflation adjustment, the French billionaire ranked #6 from #1 on the list of the richest women in history.
At the end of her life, Liliane Bettencourt owned roughly 33% stake of cosmetics giant L'Oreal viz. 185 million shares. Moreover, she also held around a 30% share of Nestle.
How Did Liliane Bettencourt Accumulate Her Net Worth?
Liliane Bettencourt is a born billionaire. She inherited her net worth from her family. She received the fortune from her father, who founded the largest cosmetics company L'Oreal.
Bettencourt joined L'Oreal as the Deputy Chairman in the early 1950s. After her father died, she inherited the company.
Who Took Over Liliane Bettencourt Billion Dollar Fortune?
She was the shareholder of L'Oreal, and after her death, she passed over her resources and treasure to her daughter Françoise Bettencourt Meyers.
She died on 21 September 2017 due to Alzheimer's disease at the age of 94.